San Marino GP: McLaren Friday practice notes

West McLaren Mercedes drivers Pedro de la Rosa, Kimi Raikkonen and Alex Wurz finished with the first, third and eighth fastest times respectively in today's second practice session at Imola. Kimi completed a total of 21 laps, his fastest time...

West McLaren Mercedes drivers Pedro de la Rosa, Kimi Raikkonen and Alex Wurz finished with the first, third and eighth fastest times respectively in today's second practice session at Imola. Kimi completed a total of 21 laps, his fastest time being 1:21.704. Alex completed a total of 22 laps, with 1:22.174, and Pedro 48 laps, with 1:20.484.

Kimi Raikkonen:

"Today has gone well, we completed our programme and I am happy with the set up of the car. Unfortunately I suffered from traffic today and was not able to get the best possible lap time, but everything looks good for the rest of the weekend. I am looking forward to see how we compare in qualifying tomorrow."

Alex Wurz:

"I am basically satisfied with my practice today. We carried out good tyre evaluation, which is not so easy on this circuit. The set up should be OK. On my fast lap with new Michelin tyres I made minor mistakes otherwise I would have been quicker. However that doesn't worry me as I think that we are set for tomorrow and Sunday when I expect close times during the qualifying sessions."

Pedro de la Rosa:

"It has been a good day, we completed our entire programme and I think that we can still extract more from the car. We completed a large number of laps to collect as much data as possible; this should be a good baseline for our race preparation."

Ron Dennis:

"It has been a satisfactory day with the team working well despite a minor technical difficulty this morning on Alex's car. There has been solid work on all cars evaluating our Michelin tyre choice for the weekend and working on set up. The whole weekend is clearly going to be competitive and we need to continue this work in order to achieve our objectives at this event."

Norbert Haug:

"A promising start to the weekend with a productive free practice when we evaluated our Michelin tyre choice in preparation for the race and have achieved good results. Pedro also carried out useful simulation runs for the race. However the meaning of today's results needs not necessarily be conclusive for Sunday."

Chassis allocation
Kimi Raikkonen: MP4-20 04
Alex Wurz: MP4-20 05
Pedro de la Rosa: MP4-20 03

-mclaren-

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Pedro de la Rosa , Kimi Raikkonen , Alexander Wurz , Norbert Haug
Teams Mercedes , McLaren